Monday, January 02, 2017

Gloomy start to New Year as fog disrupts flight operations

The fog delayed 78 flights departing from KIA and eight flights arriving at the airport. Such disruptions are likely to continue as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast dense fog for at least four more days.

A Blue Dart aviation flight from New Delhi, a British Airways flight from London and an Air Asia flight had to be diverted to airports in neighbouring cities. Operations were suspended at 4.45 am and resumed at 8.49 am.

Four departures and arrivals each of Indigo Airlines had to be cancelled due to the fog. One Jet Airways flight departing from and another arriving at KIA were also

The morning disruption had a cascading effect on flight schedules in the afternoon. Passengers had to wait for hours in the departure lounges.
02/01/17 Deccan Herald
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